Apple’s Smart Home Is Rumoured To Be An Extension Of MFI

Remember that report from The Financial Times we heard last Tuesday about Apple’s home automation efforts? Well according to a new report from Gigaom, the home automation rumour might just be an extension of the company MFI program (Made for iPhone). The report indicate that the Smart Home project will just be a set of standards for devices that has the ability to…



Remember that report from The Financial Times we heard last Tuesday about Apple’s home automation efforts? Well according to a new report from Gigaom, the home automation rumour might just be an extension of the company MFI program (Made for iPhone).

The report indicate that the Smart Home project will just be a set of standards for devices that has the ability to integrate with Apple’s existing program for game controllers. This means that we might not get the automation and “smart” features found on other products outside iOS like Google’s Nest thermostat.

What it will do though is help Apple create a Wi-Fi based ecosystem for connecting smart devices and may include Bluetooth-based voice controls. So basically the project will just expand the list of devices that iOS products can link to and control remotely rather than building a system that learns from your activities and automatically performs specific functions based on those learnings.

As with the original rumour, we recommend taking this bit of information with a grain of salt. The good thing is that Apple’s WWDC is due next week so we’ll probably get some details there. 

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